Checklist: When you leave home for a few days

cambriolagePolice in Geneva offer a checklist to remind you of basic anti-burglar precautions if you’re leaving home for a few days. They include:

  • Close all windows and doors
  • Don’t advertise your absence inadvertently by leaving notes on the door, letting your letterbox spill over with mail, or leaving a message to that effect on your answering machine
  • Don’t use those too-common places to hide keys, such as under the doormat, under flowerpot – they’re well known to burglars
  • Be very careful about giving your keys to anyone: carefully assess whether or not you can have confidence in them or you should be wary of them.
  • Talk to your neighbours about home safety – discuss how and when you can help each other.